How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Mar 25, 2017

How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

by Philip Brasor

During the recent Diet grilling over his alleged involvement in the Moritomo Gakuen land purchase scandal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accused his opposition party tormentors of resorting to inshō sōsa. The most accurate English translation is probably "image manipulation," which, in the age of ...

Abe to mull SDF dispatch to South China Sea

National / Politics Nov 20, 2015

Abe to mull SDF dispatch to South China Sea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday that he will consider dispatching the Self-Defense Forces to the South China Sea while examining the impact of the situation there on Japan's security, a Japanese official said, as the two allies seek ...

Ukraine requires 'sincere' peace efforts, pope tells Putin

World Jun 11, 2015

Ukraine requires 'sincere' peace efforts, pope tells Putin

Pope Francis met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican on Wednesday, using the talks to call for a sincere effort aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said their talks concentrated on the Ukraine conflict and the ...

National Jan 19, 2015

Abe visits Israel, agrees with Netanyahu on anti-terrorism cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to work together to enhance anti-terrorism measures as they held talks Sunday in Jerusalem, Japanese officials said. "Despicable acts of terrorism cannot be tolerated whatever reasons there may be," Abe said in reference to ...